Henry S. SCHAEFER

August 10, 1923 - February 12, 2002

08/10/1923 - 02/12/2002

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday February 17, 2002
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday February 17, 2002
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday February 18, 2002
Greenwood/Rose Hill
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-6115 Jo | Directions
Service
Monday February 18, 2002
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Henry S. "HANK" Schaefer, 78 of Bellview Heights, Bellaire, died Tuesday February 12, 2002 at the Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born August 10, 1923 in Wheeling, a son of the late Henry S. and Mary Louise Brown Schaefer.

Hank was a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church; serving as an elder. He was a retired electrical engineer with the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation and was active in many civic projects. He was a US Army veteran of World War II serving as a navigator on a B-17 with the 452nd Bomber Group and was later held as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft#111.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Koch Schaefer on January 30, 2000 and a brother, William B. Schaefer.

Surviving are two sons, Steve Schaefer and his wife, Jane of Prescott, Wisconsin and Tom Schaefer of Napa California; one sister, Eleanor Sell of Wheeling
also four grandchildren, Kelly, Nicholas, Becky, and Rachel.

Friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 441-37th Street, Bellaire on Sunday from Noon to 4 and 6 to 8 PM where services will be held on Monday at 1 PM with Pastor Donald J. Cordery officiating. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church, USA National Ministries Progressive 50-040 CRS Section 300 Louisville, Kentucky 40289.

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Robert O. Hess
8 years ago

I was saddened to hear about the death of my good friend Henry S. Schaefer. Henry and I were classmates at Linsly and the best of friends starting years ago on Edgewood Street. We have been corresponding via the internet and keeping up on things. My condolences to all of Hanks family. Robert O. Hess, Tamarac, Florida…

Eric W. Gartner
8 years ago

I was saddened to hear of Henry’s passing last Thursday. He was a very good friend of my Father,William C. Gartner Jr., also an electrical engineer and Linsly graduate. My mother, the former Marguerite Harpfer, knew him well and spoke often of Henry and brother Bill. I worked at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Yorkville after Henrys departure for Benwood. I never had the pleasure of working directly with Henry, but he was highly regarded by all who knew him.

With sincere sympathy,

Eric W. Gartner

Patricia H. Dailer
8 years ago

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Henry Schaefer. Although I never saw him after WWII broke out, my sister, Peggie Harpfer Gartner and myself, Pattie Harpfer Dailer enjoyed his friendship from grade school through high school.

“The Gang” always met after school on Walnut Ave. where the synagogue is located now. We played football, biked, skated and just had fun.

I saw Henry’s Linsly reunion picture in the paper, set it aside planning to call him, and am sorry I never did. He was a very nice person to know and will be missed by all.

Sincerely,

Pattie Dailer

8 Bradford Place

1388 National Road

Wheeling, WV 26003

Tom Schofield
8 years ago

Steve and Tom:

Please accept my condolences, your father was a wonderful man, a great neighbor and will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.

Sincerely,

Tom Schofield

former Bellview Hgts

neighbor.

Roger Conroy
8 years ago

Tom and Steve sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him as a good and interesting man. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in your time of need. Your friend Roger Conroy

John & Evelyn Hamilton
8 years ago

We offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Hank Schafer. Hank was a very good friend and will be missed very much by everyone at Epworth Park. We are very glad we got to know him.

John & Evelyn Hamilton

Cottage #10

Epworth Park